Tagged: Legal

Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of Justice

Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of Justice

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As Arkansas’ fledgling medical marijuana industry passed $300 million in cumulative sales, its licensing system for cannabis businesses was taking fire in court, not least for granting a cultivation license to a company that didn’t legally exist. read more >

Pig Farmer Accused of Hogging Loan Proceeds

Pig Farmer Accused of Hogging Loan Proceeds

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Arvest Bank accuses a Fulton County pig farmer of submitting false financial statements to obtain millions of dollars in loans to raise pigs, instead using the money for other debts. read more >

Trustees Press Fraudulent Transfer Claim in Family Feud

Trustees Press Fraudulent Transfer Claim in Family Feud

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Nearly six years ago, Sheila McCutcheon submitted paperwork for a loan reflecting a personal net worth of more than $1.4 million. Nineteen months later, she has filed a financial hardship statement asking to stop collection calls claiming, “My financial state is as low as it can get.” read more >

Ex-Con in Fraud Case Takes the Fifth

Ex-Con in Fraud Case Takes the Fifth

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Asked to explain what happened to millions of dollars lent to him by an elderly Little Rock man, Kristian D. Nelson repeatedly cited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. read more >

PerfectVision Founder Accused of Abuse

PerfectVision Founder Accused of Abuse

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The founder of one of Arkansas’ largest private companies stands accused in four civil lawsuits of human trafficking and sexually exploiting younger women. read more >

Some Lawyers Decry Delays in Civil Trials

Some Lawyers Decry Delays in Civil Trials

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Attorney Carter Stein is concerned about the lack of civil jury trials in Arkansas state courts since the middle of March, when the coronavirus began to overwhelm the state and country. read more >

$1 Fee Ruling Pits Law Firm Against Judge

$1 Fee Ruling Pits Law Firm Against Judge

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The Sanford Law Firm PLLC of Little Rock has appealed an award of $1 in attorneys’ fees from U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson, who wrote a blistering order about the firm’s billing practices in June. read more >

Arkansas Law Schools Prepare to Go Largely Digital

Arkansas Law Schools Prepare to Go Largely Digital

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Law professors at the UA School of Law and the UA Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law spent their summer vacations preparing for both in-person and online classes, a trend that could continue after the pandemic fades. read more >

Lennox Heir Mines $68M Foreclosure

Lennox Heir Mines $68M Foreclosure

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Everyone can agree that Steven Booth lent an Alabama mining research and development company $54 million that hasn’t been repaid. But past that, agreement breaks down. read more >

Bankers Decry $22.4M Award in Fax Case

Bankers Decry $22.4M Award in Fax Case

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A $22.4 million judgment against Wells Fargo Bank tied to a case over unwanted faxes wasn’t based in reality, according to bankers’ associations. read more >